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has extended because of health care, girls are getting educated. but when you look at that piece, you realize there's no way in, no way to stay in and not a good way of getting out, either. >> this is a very depressing story. on october 7th, united states begins its 12th year of war in afghanistan. 12 years. for those of you at home this morning getting the kids ready for school or getting ready for your workday, think of the war in afghanistan this way. if a 20-year-old marine is killed by the afghans, our supposed allies, that marine was 8 years of age when this war began. his first year in little league and dies in afghanistan, a country that we are not going to change. a country that is not our country. a country that we ought to leave right away. >> yeah. it's a big problem. i was very supportive of both president bush and president obama in afghanistan, mainly because of the hope we can turn around what happens to women. we have the same problem we had in vietnam. when you're working with a corrupt government, people can't work to save themselves, you can't save them no matter w
upon themselves to deal with the fund mental issues of their economy, education, the kind of sense of confidence that they have in the country. >> so very interesting over the past weekend, mark, you had the dnc putting out video clips of a lot of people including myself saying what a great debater mitt romney is. and then there was a little bit of an online scuffle yesterday because chris christie dared to say that this debate would change the narrative of the race. what's going on here? >> well -- >> is it all about expectations? >> they play the silly expectations game because too many of our colleagues seem susceptible to it. i still think the president has an advantage simply because he's done one-on-one general election debates before, and they're a lot of pressure. and governor romney, in some ways he rises to the occasion and he's impervious to pressure. but if you look at his career at bain and some of the anecdotes there, sometimes he feels it. and no one goes into their first one as comfortable as people who have done it before. >> john heilemann, barring an incredibly stro
our right to choose. our right to affordable, quality education. equal pay. access to health care. and we, the people, cannot l th en ow about that, mike barnicle. sign her up. >> when you watched yourself, you said yis. what did you mean? >> i don't like watching myself. it's very awkward. when you're in the moment, you get caught upnhe moment and so it's always awkward to watch myself do anything. who wants to watch themselves do anything. i don't. >> i can tell you from the ground in charlotte people were impressed. they sed making carrie washington signs. >> i think what's important is that you have americspeakg t vtegnd engaging on both sides of the aisle. that's how a democracy works. people participate. participate based on my views and what's important to me. i think everybody should participate. everybody. at's why i think any time we dingage votersrak i more difficult for people to participate, to vote, to show up and have their political voice, that's dangerous. we only work as a nation when we allow eligible voters to vote. >> president obama is lucky to have you worki
own airplane and your own house but not your facts. i don't have any plan to cut education funding and grants for people on going to college i'm continuing on growing. is it so critical it's worth paying to china? i apologize, mr. president. i use that term with all respect. okay, good. so i'll get rid of that. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. romney, on the other hand, came in with a campaign. he had a plan. he was going to dominate the time. he was going to be aggressive. he's going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively. he was going to relish the evening enjoying it. the latest thing we got from romney because he said so is you know what i want to do with people when they're poor? shove them into the emergency room. why didn't obama say that? you talk about social security and medicare people, they're part of your 47%. you want to drop them from the list of eligible americans. you don't have any care for these people. what are you talking about? we've got it on tape, governor.
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